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Customs Hmmm might buy this (51 Merc tube car)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pro Stock John, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. cooljunk
    Joined: Dec 18, 2007
    Posts: 423


    o wow! love it
  2. I wonder if the chassis would clean up:

  3. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 4,824


    Except for the suicide doors and gross frontend I dig! I dont mind the front so much just those dopey low slung wheelwells. Who wants to make a Merc look like a Nash? Never got those...
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  4. JEPPA
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
    Posts: 574


    Whooowa! Get it before those welds on the tubes are to far gone. Gusset the hell out of it and get racing. Are those suicide doors? I'm thinking gasser like this.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  5. PoPo
    Joined: Jan 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,101


    I say buy it, and scrap that tube frame, mount this on a separate real car frame and have a totally new Kustom
  6. Pins&Needles
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 381

    from Santa Cruz

    looks like a pretty decent chop on the car... It's interesting what era is it from any history?
  7. americanautomoving
    Joined: Sep 8, 2008
    Posts: 16

    from Miami, Fl.

    not bad.. i think it has potential..
  8. Uncompleted race car basically.

    I was told the body was fiberglass too.
  9. thesupersized
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,357


    someone has the right idea..
  10. mikes51
    Joined: Oct 4, 2001
    Posts: 2,195


    There was an old post once about old dragster frames. Something about being careful they were not rusted inside so the wall thickness became paper thin. You couldn't see it from the outside.

    That looks like a Winfield front end that was pretty popular a while back.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
  11. Thirdyfivepickup
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
    Posts: 6,088


    make it mimic your street cruiser... but with a turbo'd LS1 motor...

    Go out in the cruiser and set up the race... switch to the race car and win money. :)
    Joined: Sep 6, 2008
    Posts: 22

    from SAN JOSE

    Body looks like steel.but the front end looks like would you register it with out a vin number ,i think it is on the fire wall and that cars fire wall looks like it has been cut it anyways. You can never have to many mercs.
  13. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 5,996


    Acid dip the chassis? That's the only way I can think of to check all welds and be sure that you're sitting in a safe cage. Lots of potential there for sure!
  14. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 7,679

    Larry T

    I always kinda liked this one. They drove it on the street too.

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  15. lowpunk
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 350

    from berwyn, il

    wow, john, another? i think you need to change you name for prostreet to merc-a-manyjohn. looks like you need bumpers for it, i know someone who has a set but it will cost ya:D. just kidding, hope it works out for you though.
  16. I might be swapping out the turbo setup on my '98 Formula to a different setup, if so, that rig could go in there. I went 10.05@137.7 on 1 1.51 on 16 psi pump 93 this past weekend at 3400 raceweight... Hmmmm.
  17. sawzall
    Joined: Jul 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,679


    more importantly, i wonder if the chassis will certify?
  18. Dunno, though my buddy added to my cage in my OT Formula and it's certed to 8.50 and slower right now.
  19. It's cheap so I'm kinda thinking I will get it and then see how it goes, I need to call my flatbed buddy and go from there.
  20. Hey Gypsy!!! This Is Norb. I'm looking for an Olds drivline for the 33. Anything around? Why are you on the "puter" and not in the garage??????
  21. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,226

    Da Tinman

    I would imagine with all the rule changes to all classes for certification over the last 3-4 years that it won't certify. That looks like a little more than 4 years worth of rust!
  22. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

    from SO.FLO.

    Think Johnny Rocca pro mod Mercury!!!
    aaaa,yes the Darkhorse and the Ironhorse....

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    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
  23. True but it looks like it has a lot of the relevant bars for an 8.50 cert.

    I think it's a one piece front end.

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